of the buildings shown here are either houses or of an equivalent domestic
scale, except the Crannog which, strictly speaking, was a communal
dwelling and is at a scale more akin to the public buildings shown
Whilst the first two examples use roundpole only in their primary
structure, the Crannog and Experimental House at Hooke Park use roundpole
for almost all of the structural elements including sub-structure, floors,
walls, roofs and bracing. The log cabin is shown principally for interest
as the use of poles has been excluded from this particular research topic.
While there is much about the Crannog which is no longer replicable, it’s
structural use of roundpole is impressive and some of the details and
techniques employed are instructive.
construction sourced from the forest around, using roundpole as the primary